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02-27-22, 02:23 PM
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Posted By tcpasley

Nice! I have a set of green stripe Vittoria Pavè...

Nice! I have a set of green stripe Vittoria Pavè 27mms and a single 30mm, as well as an all black set of 30mm Vittoria Pavè CG IIIs. The rims I have are old Ambrosio Montreals and Mavic GL330s, on...
02-22-22, 11:24 PM
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Views: 272,555
Posted By tcpasley

How many miles? And were those 27mm?

How many miles? And were those 27mm?
01-12-22, 12:29 AM
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Views: 272,555
Posted By tcpasley

A wire wheel works for dried, fossilized stuff....

A wire wheel works for dried, fossilized stuff. If it's thick enough, you can sometimes crack most of it off with something like the stubby screwdriver with the broken tip (from using it as a pry...
12-12-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2,317
Views: 272,555
Posted By tcpasley

masi61 - were you able to use these tires? I am...

masi61 - were you able to use these tires? I am curious about their performance.

I was thinking about ordering some for two '80s Trek frames I have. They originally came with 27" wheels, so...
11-12-21, 11:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By tcpasley

Thanks. That is what I was hoping to hear.

Thanks. That is what I was hoping to hear.
11-12-21, 11:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By tcpasley

Going from Tubeless to Tubed - How Clean Should the Tires Be?

I recently scored 2 sets of lightly used tires (Panaracer GravelKing Slick 700x32 - $40!, Compass Snoqualmie Pass 700x44 - $10!!!) that had been run tubeless. I plan to run them with tubes on old...
08-23-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 2,317
Views: 272,555
Posted By tcpasley

Question about Velox Jantex Competition 76 Tape

Has Velox Jantex Competition 76 tubular gluing tape been changed/upgraded in recent years?

On vendor sites, I often see Velox Jantex Competition 76 tape referred to as "Belgian tape" that "Must be...
07-15-21, 10:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 730
Posted By tcpasley

I know about the GEL280s, and I could have sworn...

I know about the GEL280s, and I could have sworn I had seen references to GEL330s, but maybe not. I did find this old Mavic catalog link: http://www.equusbicycle.com/bike/mavic/images/13and14.jpg...
07-15-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 730
Posted By tcpasley

Are the GL330 rims stronger than the GEL330s? I...

Are the GL330 rims stronger than the GEL330s? I was given a 36h GL330 wheelset with Campy Nuovo Tipo hubs (to be rebuilt). Like squirtdad, I'm "full grown" at ~230 lbs. I'm hoping these wheels with...
07-13-21, 12:15 AM
Replies: 4,859
Views: 510,939
Posted By tcpasley

ISO Dura Ace 7700 front hub

Looking for a Dura Ace 7700 front hub, 32h, good or better condition. Cosmetics not so important, but must spin smooth. Original skewer preferred but not required.

Thanks,
07-10-21, 11:36 PM
Replies: 2,317
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Posted By tcpasley

If you scroll to the bottom of the page you'll...

If you scroll to the bottom of the page you'll see the specs. Took me a while to figure that out - bad webpage design.
I see that the weight is 370g, which may be a little heavy, and it has flat...
07-08-21, 11:15 PM
Replies: 2,317
Views: 272,555
Posted By tcpasley

Has anyone tried the Bontrager R4 Classics tubs?...

Has anyone tried the Bontrager R4 Classics tubs? 700x28c, and on half-price sale for $50, which is about the upper end of my tire budget these days.
...
06-13-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 730
Posted By tcpasley

No problem. I have just enough common sense left...

No problem. I have just enough common sense left to keep from going gorilla on things. I can't put too much twist on the spokes, since they're 2.0/1.5 DB and can't take it like a straight gauge spoke...
06-12-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 730
Posted By tcpasley

Thanks to everyone for all the great advice. I...

Thanks to everyone for all the great advice. I was able to get a screwdriver on most of the nipple heads and either free up and loosen the nipple or snap off the nipple head. Some nipples even...
06-10-21, 11:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 730
Posted By tcpasley

Tricks for Removing Crumbling & Seized Aluminum Nipples?

I picked up an otherwise nice used wheel that has crumbling aluminum nipples. I first noticed a spoke with the nipple head snapped off and the barrel seized on the spoke threads. I then tried to...
06-10-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,878
Posted By tcpasley

Same here regarding racing gearing - 50x12 is...

Same here regarding racing gearing - 50x12 is almost too much for me without a tailwind.

I'm curious of you tested the Gloss Sunburst Yellow to see how it looks. I'm looking for more of a gold...
06-10-21, 12:24 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,878
Posted By tcpasley

Thanks for the excellent thread. The colors look...

Thanks for the excellent thread. The colors look great, even though I was really pulling for the Gloss Sunburst Yellow for the Torpado. I have a Trek Elance 300 I would like to repaint yellow,...
10-02-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2,317
Views: 272,555
Posted By tcpasley

Well, that changed pretty quick. They were in my...

Well, that changed pretty quick. They were in my cart at $45 and change, but magically went up to $55. Then I magically made them disappear from my cart. From now on I'll shop the British sites...
10-02-20, 11:45 AM
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Views: 272,555
Posted By tcpasley

Thanks. Good job on that repair. I hate to...

Thanks. Good job on that repair.

I hate to throw away anything I can fix, but on further consideration, I think I'll hold off and use the latex tubes in my best clinchers to see if I can believe...
10-01-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 2,317
Views: 272,555
Posted By tcpasley

Resurrecting "vintage" tubular tires?

I have 3 old Vittoria Corsa CX Servizio Corse tires that came with a lode of "free" wheels I picked up. They were still barely attached to the rims with fossilized red mastic and none will hold air....
09-21-20, 09:26 PM
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Views: 272,555
Posted By tcpasley

Thanks, Pastor Bob. I guess I was mainly thinking...

Thanks, Pastor Bob. I guess I was mainly thinking of heavier rims negating the typical advantage of lower circumferential weight offered by tubular wheels. I'll probably never ride tires less that...
08-28-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 2,317
Views: 272,555
Posted By tcpasley

Rim weight question

I’m thinking of building a tubular wheel set for my freehub bikes, and I have a line on some “modern” (i.e. 1990 and newer) somewhat stout and aero Mavic CXP rims that weigh ~525 grams. Since I weigh...
07-20-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2,317
Views: 272,555
Posted By tcpasley

How many tires to buy?

Wondering how many tires y'all experienced tub riders purchase when you find a good deal. I guess the short answer is "more than 2". Is it 3 or 4 or multiples of 2?

Being of thrifty Scots descent,...
02-04-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 881
Posted By tcpasley

Thanks. It's at $350 today. I'd go for it but the...

Thanks. It's at $350 today. I'd go for it but the Boss wouldn't approve.
02-04-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 881
Posted By tcpasley

Can anyone help ID this headtube logo?

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/675x900/mystery_headbadge_1200x900_a1d7db60b6d5236f9379f76718c6acdd70475045.jpg

I've never seen this logo. It might be a custom builder from...
01-26-20, 12:55 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 12,654
Posted By tcpasley

Seems like all these vintage tubular rims have...

Seems like all these vintage tubular rims have very narrow and smooth (not machined) brake tracks, without much room for error in aligning your brake pads. Are there any particular narrow brake pads...
01-06-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 12,654
Posted By tcpasley

Thanks to Dean51, smontanaro, and DiabloScott for...

Thanks to Dean51, smontanaro, and DiabloScott for the sage advice. I'll probably go with the wheels that are easier to clean up. The Ambrosio Montreals are covered in petrified deposits of red...
01-06-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 12,654
Posted By tcpasley

I just picked up a pair of these from the 'Bay....

I just picked up a pair of these from the 'Bay. Looks like Merlin is sold out of the 27mm version. Looking to put these on a Trek 620 I'm building. This will be my first attempt at running tubulars,...
07-17-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 162,629
Posted By tcpasley

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20150920_174816_1a516550bddefd72dee3a8f6c2edb515d558c4e6.jpg

Copperheads. Rather common along the Raleigh Greenways. If they don't...
06-13-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2,537
Views: 950,323
Posted By tcpasley

Nishiki Saga - Seeking Info about stock rear wheel

Any guesses as to the specs of the original rear hub (brand, spacing, freewheel/cassette, QR/bolt-on, spoke count)?


Whatever it was had to be compatible with 6-speed Suntour Accushift, so I'm...
06-10-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2,537
Views: 950,323
Posted By tcpasley

T-Mar - Thanks for catching my error on the...

T-Mar - Thanks for catching my error on the serial number - my eyesight is not so good and my camera skills are worse.

I now believe the front wheel is original based on a old internet "for sale"...
06-09-19, 09:48 PM
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Views: 950,323
Posted By tcpasley

Nishiki Saga - Seeking Info

Just picked up this Nishiki Saga. Fair to good condition, and AFAIK mostly original except for the saddle, rear wheel, and maybe the front wheel. I can't find an old catalog listing to verify what...
06-06-19, 10:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,061
Posted By tcpasley

Replacement Hoods for Dia Compe BRS Edge Levers?

I'm looking for white replacement hoods for some Dia Compe BRS Edge brake levers. It looks like the Dia Compe BL07 replacement hoods might work.
Has anyone tried this? Is there any other model of...
06-05-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,866
Posted By tcpasley

Google Photos Test

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https://photos.app.goo.gl/ccBxDFyq5kb35Vq49
05-15-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,266
Posted By tcpasley

+1 on the Kool Stop Cross Pads. They are pretty...

+1 on the Kool Stop Cross Pads. They are pretty short, so you won't have problems with them hitting the fork legs when you are removing the wheel, especially since the pads on your original brakes...
05-10-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,266
Posted By tcpasley

FYI - Here is a trove of Helicomatic cogs,...

FYI - Here is a trove of Helicomatic cogs, spacers, and freewheel bodies available in my neck of the woods:
Helicomatic gear cogs and free hubs made by Maillard - $50 (N. Raleigh) =>...
04-08-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 14,667
Views: 3,510,748
Posted By tcpasley

Sweet ride, must be a 310 or 400 Elance. I was...

Sweet ride, must be a 310 or 400 Elance. I was able to unstick a seatpost like that by soaking it and then using a big (like 18") Crescent wrench. I put the wrench on the head of the post and worked...
04-07-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14,667
Views: 3,510,748
Posted By tcpasley

Any Hi-E hub or hub parts?

Any Hi-E hubs or hub parts in that mother lode? And did the Hi-E stuff come from First Flight Bicycles in Statesville? I know that they bought up the remaining Hi-E inventory from the founders family...
11-03-18, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 849
Posted By tcpasley

MicroShift vs. MicroNew 7 speed shifters?

I see that the MicroNew 7 speed brifters are cheaper than the MicroShift models. Does anyone know why this might be (more plastic/less metal, China vs. Taiwan, etc.)?


I'm in the same sorta boat...
07-08-18, 11:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,489
Posted By tcpasley

You can make your own headset cup remover from a...

You can make your own headset cup remover from a piece of copper tubing.

Dave Moulton's Blog - Dave Moulton's Bike Blog - Headset Removal and Replacement...
05-30-18, 11:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,076
Posted By tcpasley

Dealing with mixed spoke gauges

I'm rebuilding a rear wheel for a Trek 1000 I'll probably sell, and I've wound up with a mix of 1.8mm and 2.0mm straight gauge spokes. The original spokes were 1.8mm black, and I bought 14 new black...
05-20-18, 11:49 PM
Replies: 10,207
Views: 1,254,353
Posted By tcpasley

Deal4Fuji (and RT) - I have a 64cm Purple Haze,...

Deal4Fuji (and RT) - I have a 64cm Purple Haze, without wheels, seatpost, saddle and pedals, that might suit you. The top tube guides are pretty rusty (I think RT has this issue with with his Purple...
04-09-18, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10,207
Views: 1,254,353
Posted By tcpasley

Hey, Tunes! I'm guessing the Vice is a 58cm....

Hey, Tunes! I'm guessing the Vice is a 58cm. Whaddaya think?
02-21-18, 06:55 PM
Replies: 10,207
Views: 1,254,353
Posted By tcpasley

I recently had a chain that was so chirpy I...

I recently had a chain that was so chirpy I looked around for a bird!

+1 on SRAM chains. They seem to shift very smoothly, especially when paired with SRAM cassettes, although I have popped open...
02-19-18, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10,207
Views: 1,254,353
Posted By tcpasley

It was on there when I got it. From what I...

It was on there when I got it. From what I gather, it's an Intense Tire Systems MK2 Microknobby Tire, size 24"x1 1/8". Looks like a gravel tire. With all that surface area, it looks like it could...
02-19-18, 07:29 PM
Replies: 10,207
Views: 1,254,353
Posted By tcpasley

1987 Expert 46cm Terry Design

Here's an '87 I picked up off CL for daughter#2. I took the liberty of snagging and reposting some of the the CL pics, since my photography chops are so lame. This is a real creampuff, with just a...
02-08-18, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10,207
Views: 1,254,353
Posted By tcpasley

Thanks a million. That'll be cutting it close,...

Thanks a million. That'll be cutting it close, but I'll go ahead and buy the bike if the CL seller ever replies.



I hear you, brother. I also have a 62cm '87 Ironman Master frameset that...
02-07-18, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10,207
Views: 1,254,353
Posted By tcpasley

Hey - I'm trying to work a deal on one of those...

Hey - I'm trying to work a deal on one of those here in NC for daughter #2, who might stand 5 feet tall in zero gravity. Could you take a standover measurement for me? I'm estimating about 27", but...
08-18-17, 12:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,904
Posted By tcpasley

It also helps if your rear wheel lock nuts have...

It also helps if your rear wheel lock nuts have some "tooth" to them. Campy rear lock nuts sorta look like you could use them to drill rock.
08-17-17, 09:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,673
Posted By tcpasley

Seeking Advice on Accushift Barcons

Now that some Accushift aficionados/haters are smoked out, I thought this might be a good place to ask for some advice on a build I have in mind.

I recently scored a set of 6 speed Accushift...
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